South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is mounting a legal challenge against an official report that concluded he had deliberately misled Parliament over a campaign donation.
He said the report by the country’s corruption watchdog was “fundamentally and irretrievably flawed”.
Speaking to reporters, he also said it was appropriate for courts to make an impartial judgment on the matter.
The report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was released on Friday suggesting that President Ramaphosa had potentially committed a money laundering offence.
Last year, Mr Ramaphosa told Parliament that he had not received election campaign donations from a controversial company during his bid to lead the ANC.